W6CO Echolink update

The link transmitter in south Napa has gone off frequency and is on the bench for repair.
Meanwhile the Echolink system, which depends on that link has been idle.

We hope to have things finally fixed in a couple of weeks.

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2015 Field Day Scores are in:

ARRL has posted the Field Day Scores.  W6CO can claim 7th place out of a field of 24.
See the data base here: ARRL Data Base

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An interesting podcast or live internet broadcast (depending on when you tune in) can be found weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7PM.  Conflict with the SARS net?  Tune in later.

HamNation  or  just go to twit.com

Oct 21st 2015



Bob Heil demos the Comet CAA 500 Analyzer.
Records live every Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific / 01:00 UTC
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Phishing Scheme Targeting ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service Participants

From AB4AL and the North Bay Amateur Radio Association


A phishing scheme currently afoot has been targeting ARRL members who have signed up for the ARRL E-Mail Forwarding Service and have an @arrl.net e-mail alias. An e-mail from “Arrl Webmail Admin” with the subject line “ACCOUNT UPGRADE” was received September 25 by an unknown number of members who use @arrl.net e-mail aliases. The e-mail, which requests that recipients reply by providing their usernames and passwords, did not come from the ARRL, and anyone receiving this sort of message should delete it and not reply. The ARRL would never distribute an e-mail requesting personal information.
“ARRL is aware of this phishing scheme and is working to block the sender’s e-mail address at our upstream provider,” said Andy Shefrin, KB1YHB, ARRL’s IT Infrastructure & Operations Manager. “As with any e-mails of unknown origin, do not open or reply.” Simply replying to this e-mail alerts the sender that your e-mail address is valid.
The bogus message indicates that access to @arrl.net account holders is being “removed” and accounts “upgraded to a new enhanced web mail user interface provided by arrl.net.” Recipients are being asked to provide usernames and passwords “to ensure your e-mail address book is saved in our database.” This is clearly an effort to harvest @arrl.netsubscriber information and valid e-mail addresses.
Ignore any message of this sort that seeks to have recipients provide any sensitive information, such as usernames, account numbers, and passwords. If you experience any problem with e-mail forwarding, send details to the ARRL IT Department.
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Bill Wendt, AC6FJ SK

Our old friend and one of the original members of the silverado amateur radio society, Bill,  AC6FJ (WB6MRB) passed away on August 22nd. Bill was an active particpant in all of the SARS events, quick with a smile and a handshake and is sorely missed. Additional details in the Napa Register.

Napa Register September 16

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